For those interested in wooden boats or just spending time outside on our beautiful waterfront, the Classic Mariners’ Regatta is taking place in Port Townsend June 6th-8th. Hosted by the Maritime Center/Wooden Boat Foundation and the Port Townsend Sailing Association. This event is for wooden boats and will be wonderful to watch from a higher vantage point, just ask the innkeepers where to go. Also, be sure to check out the NW Maritime Center and browse through The Chandlery to pick up a nautical souvenir.
If you come to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula one of the activities you have to partake in is whale watching. Puget Sound Express has been operating for 27 years and leaves from Point Hudson. They have a few different tours to choose from. They have a 98% whale watching success rate and even have a guarantee on that 2% chance you don’t see any whales. In my opinion the boat trip through the area would be worth the money, but throw in guaranteed whale sightings and I am sold. If that hasn’t convinced you, check out Puget Sound Express on facebook and TripAdvisor as well.
Why not try something new or see familiar sights from a different perspective? Kayaking is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy an afternoon on the water. For those who have never kayaked, or for those who have, Port Townsend scenery makes for a beautiful trip. The PT Guide website offers helpful links to get you started. Port Townsend Outdoors (located at Fort Worden State Park) provides kayak rentals, tours and lessons. Don’t just stand there on shore, get out and have an adventure!